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returning back to the bay area. so, between the presidio and the head lands, we now have wonderful park lands that have been converted. we call it converting from post to park. repurposing those lands from national defense to environmental defense. and i believe it is probably the most accessful base conversion in the united states. if you haven't been to the presidio, i think you should try and make that. if you're from out of town, it's a spectacular transition there. so, these golden gate national parks that i happen to be the superintendent of has now become after 40 years the second most visited national park in our country. we get 14 million people a year that come to our parks. it has spectacular coastline, includes muir wood, alcatraz, we get to tell the stories, stories about essentially what you and your predecessors did this this area. our headquarters, fort mason, was the fisherman's wharf area was the port of embarkation for the wars in the pacific. just this week we brought in a world war ii 16-inch bottle ship gun to the marine head lands to put it up at battery town
halfway done tearing down and building the rest of the so- called presidio parkway project. right now, this is a temporary situation. you can see this new bridge, the old one right behind it with the original truck needs to be torn down. then they will build a twin bridge in its place alongside the other new one. at that point, traffic will no longer be crowded onto one bridge with movable median markers. >> currently while this bridge is carrying both directions of traffic there's not enough sight lines and merging distance. to put additional traffic on that southbound, there's just not enough room for cars to merge safely. >> reporter: it's not safe to ramp on right now with traffic going in both directions and it won't be ready until late 2015 when the entire project is complete. >> ultimately there will be another twin bridge built and three more tunnels and a whole new interchange. so there's a lot more that people will see in the coming months and the coming years. >> reporter: joe vazquez, cbs 5. >>> doing donuts on the 880. the sideshow that shut down the bay area interstate.
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